Mysore Rasam | How to make Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is an aromatic dish made with freshly roasted and ground spice powder and this light dish makes a wonderful lunch or dinner meal. Though the name goes as Mysore Rasam, I am not sure of the connection between the Indian State of Mysore in Karnataka and this rasam. While there are many rasams, […]

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Nawabi Egg Masala Curry

Nawabi Egg Masala

Nawabi Egg Masala curry is a rich creamy gravy made with a ground spice paste with eggs simmered in it. This makes a delicious side dish for Naans or Rotis. If you think you remember reading about a dish like this, then yes, you are right. I have already shared Nawabi Potato Masala and I […]

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Thinai Sakkarai Pongal ~ Day 9

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal or Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal is a sweet preparation made with millet and moong dal, jaggery. This is a good alternative to regular sweet pongal made with rice. Since my plan was to include millets this festival season, I replaced the regular rice with thinai and made a sakkarai pongal. Though one […]

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Kuthravaali Puli Sadam ~ Day 8

Kuthiraivali Puli Sadam

Kuthravaali Puli Sadam or Barnyard Millet Tamarind Rice is an easy millet dish you can make as neivedyam this Navratri Season. For the Navratri Day 8, the neivedyam was a Puli Sadam with Barnyard Millet, Whole Moong Dal Sundal and Sakkarai Pongal as it was Tuesday. Check out the Navratri Special dishes for more ideas. […]

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Pulihora, Kadalai Paruppu Sundal ~ Day 2

Pulihora - Spicy Tamarind Rice

Navratri Day 2 prasadam was this spicy Pulihora made with a spice powder and has a long shelf life. This also works very well if you want to make it ahead. This version of Pulihora or the Spicy Tamarind Rice, is different from all the different Pulihora recipes I have. Pulihora is made with a spicy […]

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Yellow Moong Dal Poha Dosa

Yellow Moong Dal Poha Dosa

Yellow Split Moong Dal Poha Dosa is a quick and instant Dosas you can make for your breakfast or for any meal. When it came to Y, I didn’t have any idea on what to do and I simply settled on making Yellow Moong Dal. While I already have different versions of Yellow Moong Dal […]

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Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | How to make Amla Raita

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi or Amla Raita is a fantastic way to include Amla in your meal. Amla is very rich in Vitamin C and helpful in increasing your immunity. While we have tried different methods to include Amla or the Indian Gooseberry in our diet regularly, we always end up missing it out majorly. Over […]

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Mutton Biryani with Step by Step Pictures

Mutton Biryani - Weekend Special

Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani is yet another version of Mutton Biryani using the fragrant short grain Rice popular in Tamil Nadu. In this version, a variety of whole spices and herbs are used to make this one pot meal. I have another version of Mutton Biryani using Seeraga Samba Rice made in different ways, using […]

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Thakkali Chutney | How to make Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

Thakkali Chutney or Tomato Chutney is a regular one made at home for Tiffins. This version involves using just the goodness of tomato on its own, and making a thick condiment that serves as a good side dish for Dosa. As I have said, our regular chutney most tiffins is always Peanut Chutney. We make […]

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Kothamalli Thengai Chutney | How to make Coriander Coconut Chutney

Kathamali Thengai Chutney

Kothamalli Thengai Chutney is a healthy chutney using fresh coriander leaves along with freshly grated coconut tempered with mustard and curry leaves to serve as a side dish for Idlis or Dosas. This vibrant green chutney is very easy and delicious to make for your breakfast. Start your day Green with this lovely green chutney. […]

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Microwave Upma | How to make Upma in a Mug

Microwave Tomato Upma

Microwave Upma is the fastest way to have your breakfast and it tastes just as great as it is cooked on a stovetop. Enjoy this easy and quick one now by making your traditional upma in a microwave. This week I had picked up to make 1 dish in different appliances. I even thought of […]

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